St. Maarten: Holland House Beach Hotel Wherever you book, whether at a mega-resort or private estate home, exceptional service makes all the difference for your stay. "We stayed at the renovated Holland House Beach Hotel right on St. Maarten's new boardwalk and had the time of our lives," says reader Sharon Straw of Maryland. "But what we loved most was 'Iceman,' the best beach attendant. He set up our umbrella and chairs, brought us drinks, towels, whatever we needed. We tipped him well."